It's almost exactly a year on from the last child/dog fatality and did society learn anything in that year? Obviously not, as we've got yet another tragedy. And who knows what Rottweiler Rescue are going to do as they've not had time to get over the last lot of knee jerk reaction - the abandonment and cruelty.
In case you've missed the news, on Friday, a one year old boy was killed by his grandparent's 'pet Rottweiler'.
Dig a bit deeper and the 'pet' Rottie actually lived in the small yard. It had been acquired only six month's earlier as a two-year-old. Who knows what sort of life it had before.
And when we say 'Grandparents' - don't imagine the chap off the Werther's Originals advert and his Mrs. We're talking about the parents of a teenage mother. So these grandparents are probably only in their thirties.
The baby was in the arms of a seven year old who had taken her little nephew outside to 'stroke the dog'. The only higher level of supervision was a sixteen year old Aunty who was upstairs at the time. This sixteen year old girl was looking after a seven year old, a six year old and a one year old. Sounds a lot to put on a kid's shoulders to me.
The dog in the yard was experiencing it's first Christmas and all the routine changes that brings, the baby was another extra dimension.
I can't say I'm surprised that disaster of some kind struck. I'm just amazed more of the kids weren't hurt or killed.
If people are going to keep macho yard dogs how do they expect them to be discerning?
If any of you are parents - would you have ever left your one-year-old baby with a bunch of other kids and a caged wild dog?
Just the idea of a seven year old carrying a baby around unsupervised would be enough to give me nightmares.
I quote from the BBC version of this story...
"Without any warning, the dog snatched the baby from the youngster's arms and carried him into the yard."
So the baby killed by pub guard dogs last year and little Ellie dying at New Year at her grandmother's house weren't enough of a warning not to leave your children with relatives that have unsocialised, untrained dogs in the yard.
How can we stop people acquiring guard dogs that go on to kill their relatives?
Even if we banned every dog on the planet or had all their teeth extracted would these children ever really be safe from harm? Of course not!
I wonder how many other children died this Christmas from other less media-interesting causes - how many other kids were left in charge of babies?
There are already calls to change the Dangerous Dogs Act. It does need reform, but not as a knee jerk reaction. No amount of legislation is going to stop some people putting their kids in danger - be it letting them on the road to drive quad bikes at night, leaving them alone while the go out for a meal or leaving them pretty much unsupervised with wild dogs.
That poor little kid, what chance did he have? I am sure he was much loved and will be greatly missed, but how many lives have to be lost before people stop making the same mistake?
I missed my phone going off as I was out with the family shopping. It was The Independent on Sunday and they wanted 200 words on this issue. It was too late by the time I phoned them back. Perhaps it was just as well, as I expect my stance would upset the family.
What's your view? How can we stop this happening again?